Suffering a work injury can happen unexpectedly no matter the industry. Consulting a lawyer experienced in this area of law will help you achieve compensation.
In 2017, Texas private employers reported a whopping 183,396 nonfatal workplace injuries. That means over 2 out of 100 full-time employees sustained an injury or illness back then!
Granted, that’s lower than the national rate of 2.8 per 100 workers. But for the injured, that doesn’t compare to the pain and suffering they go through.
As such, if you suffered a work injury, you may be wondering if you have the right to sue your employer.
The simple answer is yes, you can, under certain conditions. One is if you rejected workers’ compensation coverage upon employment. You can also sue if your employer declined the coverage.
Sounds easy enough, right?
Unfortunately, there’s nothing simple about the workers’ comp law in Texas. The situations above come with requirements that may make filing a lawsuit a lot harder.
Don’t worry though, as we’ll explain everything in detail below, so be sure to keep reading!